Congressional concordance

March 2, 2012

I just learned about the website http://capitolwords.org which organizes the words used Congress (since ’96) and presents them in interesting ways.

For example, check out:
http://capitolwords.org/?terma=government+accountability+office&statea=&partya=&termb=general+accounting+office&stateb=&partyb=
http://capitolwords.org/state/DC/
http://capitolwords.org/term/peripatetic
http://capitolwords.org/?terma=love&termb=hate

Did you find any interesting word counts?

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Free evaluation webinar

February 22, 2012

Live webinar on:
HOW TO EVALUATE INTERVENTIONS IN COMPLEX DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTS

Where: in front of your personal or work computer anywhere in the world
When: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012, from 11:30AM to 12:30PM New York Time

Within the new series of monthly live webinars on “Emerging Practices in Equity-focused Evaluations”, UNICEF, UNWOMEN, the Rockefeller Foundation, Claremont Graduate University and IOCE, in partnership with IDEAS, OHCHR, UNEG Task Force on National Evaluation Capacities, UNDP, ILO, IDRC and PAHO, are pleased the ninth webinar with Michael Quinn Patton, Founder and Director, Utilization-focused evaluation, and former President of the American Evaluation Association, on “How to evaluate interventions in complex dynamic environments.” This webinar will build on Patton’s webinar on Developmental Evaluation presented on 6TH December 2011, which is available online for review at http://mymande.org/index.php?q=content/developmental-evaluation . However, this new webinar will not be a repeat of the content of that earlier webinar.

Webinars are free and open to interested people. You may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world. In addition to watching live presentations, you will have the option to ask questions and provide comments. You just need a computer, internet connection, speakers and a mic/headphone. You will also be able to write comments and continue the discussion after the webinar.

Agenda
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012, from 11:30AM to 12:30PM New York Time.
Please check the local time in your own town at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html

11h00 – 11h30 Log in (To log in, simply type your name and organization) of participants at https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlpsid=2008270&password=M.77126E74463EB73AF64C57BA1BC2EA

11h30 – 11h35 Welcome: Marco Segone, Systemic management, UNICEF Evaluation Office

11h35 – 12h00 Founder and Director, Utilization-focused evaluation, and former President of the American Evaluation Association

12h00 – 12h25 Questions and Answers: Moderator: Stewart Donaldson, Dean & Chair of School of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University

12h25 – 12h30 Wrap-up: Penny Hawkins, Evaluations Specialist, the Rockefeller Foundation


Hans Rosling

February 16, 2012

Yes, I’ve seen this before. Yes, it’s a fine display of quantitative information. Now go check out a Tufte book from the library.


How many homebrewers?

February 15, 2012

First person who can track down the methodology for this estimate of 1 million gets some extra credit. A standard error would be nice too, dontchathink?


AAPOR contest

February 10, 2012

Certainly I have some students who have cinematic skillz and a love of data collection topics. See AAPOR’s video contest and win some cash.


Hello world!

December 30, 2011

Welcome to the blog for the following courses:
* Quantitative Analysis for International Affairs Practitioners (IAFF 6501)
* Survey Methods in the Developing World (IAFF 6138)